Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley's new accessible museum store






Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire's amazing heritage and culture. The centre is a space where everyone can explore, learn, research and discover hidden treasures in the collection.

 Free guided tours of Paisley: The Secret Collection are available, and last approximately 45 mins – 1 hour.  Because of the secure nature of the facility, you will be taken in a group around the stores by a guide, who will show you some of the objects and art in our collections. 

 You can book a public tour for 2018 online, by phone 0141 618 5129 or email 

 The tour requires you to book in advance and provide the name of each person visiting.  If you would like to book a group tour for a school or community group, please contact our booking team on 0141 618 5129 Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm




How do I book a public tour?

Booking for 2018 tours are now available online at the link above or by phoning 0141 618 5129 (Tues – Sat 10am to 4pm). Tours will last between 45 mins to an hour each and have a maximum capacity of 15 visitors per tour. You must make the booking at least one week in advance of any visit.


What is the cost of a tour?

All our public and school tours are free.


How do I book a school tour?

School tours can be booked by phone 0141 618 5129 or email


How do I book research appointments?

Staff will be able to advise visitors wishing to research specific objects. Booking for research appointments will be available early next year, please contact us by email at Requests must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. We will confirm your booking at least 1 week in advance and reserve your space in the Research Area. You must also complete a form indicating you abide by our Code of Practice, this will be attached as part of our booking form.


How do I cancel a reservation?

If you would like to cancel your booking please phone 0141 618 5129 or email


What will I see in the Store?

The tour will be a general tour of the facility and may not cover all areas of the collections.


Can I photograph the objects?

Photography of collections is permitted, but there are restrictions on what you can photograph. These restrictions will be covered by your tour guide at the start of the tour.


Is the Store fully accessible?

Yes there is a lift available as soon as you access the main entrance on the High Street. There are also disabled toilets.


Is the Store suitable for children?

Yes, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



Booking Details:


by email at

by phone on 0141 618 5129


Contact Details

9 High Street



Tel: 0141 618 5129



Get In Touch

Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street

Tel: 0300 300 0250